# Which shape is next in the sequence?

This picture has been driving me crazy all day.

B

Because:

The first shape has 4 closed areas in it.
The second has 5 closed areas in it.
The third has 1 closed area in it.
The fourth has 2 closed areas in it.
The fifth has 3 closed areas in it.

So:

The next shape should have 4 such areas.

Here are the closed areas I'm talking about:

Note: The sequence is 4 5 1 2 3 and not 1 2 3 4 5 is probably to show that it is an infinite looping sequence ... 4 5 1 2 ..., and to obscure it a bit so it is not too obvious.

• Too many upvotes for your answer, which makes me think I'm missing something, I couldn't figured out yet. – newzad Dec 26 '17 at 20:07
• @newzad Is my answer not clear? Should I explain it more? – ibrahim mahrir Dec 26 '17 at 20:52